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Offline mitresh

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Eran-Vidisha: 300-200 BC, Copper (5 coins), 5 & 4 symbols type
« on: December 31, 2014, 08:34:33 AM »
Eran-Vidisha, 300-200 BC, Copper, 11.46g, 5 symbols type



Obv: Tree-in-railing (center); Bull/horse (left); Ujjain symbol with smaller ujjain symbol within orbs (right); Indra-dhwaja-in-railing ie triangle headed standard (top); river with swimming fish/turtles (bottom)

Rev: blank/uniface


Eran-Vidisha, 300-200 BC, Copper, 10.24g, 5 symbols type



Obv: Tree-in-railing (center); Bull/horse (left); Ujjain symbol with smaller ujjain symbol within orbs (right); Indra-dhwaja-in-railing ie triangle headed standard (top); river with swimming fish/turtles (bottom)

Rev: blank/uniface


Eran-Vidisha, 300-200 BC, Copper, 1.84g, 12mm, 5 symbol type



Obv: Tree-in-railing (center); Elephant (left); Swastika (top right); Indra-dhwaja-in-railing ie triangle headed standard (right); River with swimming fish/turtles (bottom)

Rev: blank/uniface


Eran-Vidisha, 300-200 BC, Copper, 8.63g, 4 symbols type



Obv: Ujjain symbol with dot within circle & taurine placed between each orb (center); Elephant (left); Horse (right); River with swimming fish/turtles (bottom)

Rev: blank/uniface


Eran-Vidisha, 300-200 BC, 6.56g, Four symbol type, AICR 470- 473



Obv: Double-orb Ujjain symbol (center); Elephant (top); Horse (bottom); River with swimming fish (right)

Rev: blank/uniface


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Re: Eran-Vidisha: 300-200 BC, Copper (5 coins), 5 & 4 symbols type
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 01:02:46 PM »
Stunning series, Mitresh. Assuming that the central symbol is the most important, there is a remarkable shift from the tree in railing to the Ujjain symbol or vice versa. The tree in railing can probably be taken as a religious symbol. If we can take the Ujjain symbol as a clan sign, the shift, from worldly to religious or vice versa, becomes even more important.

Pure speculation, but it is not unknown that early rulers of a dynasty are more attached to the warrior symbols, while later rulers drift towards culture and religion.

Peter
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